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Switzerland's central bank lost $51 billion and the franc is getting hammered

How does a central bank, which can essentially print its own money, get hit with such a loss?<p>The SNB was the master of its own downfall here. The bank's foreign-currency reserves suffered a huge devaluation when it abandoned a policy to cap the value of the franc against the euro earlier this …

Central Banks

The man with the toughest job in the world

In July 2014, Staffan de Mistura, a 68-year old Italian-Swedish diplomat, was enjoying a peaceful semi-retirement on the isle of Capri when he received a telephone call from his former boss, the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, offering him what might be the world’s most difficult …

Middle East

Anti-Virus Firm BitDefender Admits Breach, Hacker Claims Stolen Passwords Are Unencrypted

A portion of customer data from much-respected anti-virus firm BitDefender has leaked online and, according to the hacker who took the data and tried to extort the firm, usernames and passwords were not encrypted.<p>The perpetrator told FORBES all the data he stole was unencrypted. Usernames and …


Windows 10 now running on over 14 million devices

The operating system is being launched to current Windows 7 and Windows 8 users in phases, so the number of devices now running Windows 10 will rise steadily in the coming days as more users get access to the platform.<p>Microsoft's brand-new Windows 10 operating system is now running on millions of …

Windows 10

Gold hits five-year low as US interest rate rise looms

Precious metals tumbled, led by gold, as the Fed prepares to push up the cost of borrowing<p>Gold sank unexpectedly overnight, the lowest in more than five years, amid prospects for higher US rates and after China said it held less metal in reserves than some analysts had expected.<p>Bullion for …

Top 10 Hacks That Turn Your Normal Road Trip into an Adventure

<i>What are the best road trip hacks?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Ted Sindzinski, Adventurer and Traveler</i><p>Here are a …

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better.

Mental Health

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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Analysts are disappointed by low Apple Watch sales.</b> One study shows that orders have plunged by 90% since it was released.<p><b>2. It would be a huge and expensive task to reclassify all Uber contractors as employees.</b> The company is estimated to have 45,000 drivers in California alone.<p><b>3. Samsung has</b> …